When we went to upstate New York for our family reunion we drove by a couple of our former homes in the Rochester area.  The first house we ever owned is looking great – it has been added to several times, there is a new farmhouse style porch and a wonderful detached garage with some sort of upstairs room (it looks like it would be a great craft room space if you don’t mind the winter dash from house to the garage!).

 

Our next door neighbors when we lived at this house were a lovely older couple with beautiful gardens and many trees.  The house has new owners and I just loved what they did with an old tree stump in the front yard.  The tree is now this charming and whimsical fairy house!  What a creative way to turn a liability into an asset.

 

Here are a few closer views…

 

The roots have been carved into stairs to the front door.

 

The details are incredible – just look at the “stonework” and the balcony.  I am not sure what they used for the green roof.

 

You can just see the chimney going up the left side and there is a carved bird wearing a necklace sitting at the top of the chimney.  The dormer windows are very similar to the windows on our old house (you can catch a glimpse of the house in the background).

 

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this – I thought it was such a sweet thing to do and I wish that there had been time to stop and meet the current owners.

 

These are busy times with the wedding only a few weeks away and all of our birthday celebrations.  I have designed a few things for the wedding that I will share soon.  I am having a lot of fun exploring some of my new design tools, particularly the Silhouette SD that I bought recently.  The software is fun to use and the cuts are just amazing…more about that later.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

Source: www.capadiadesign.com/2011/08/little-bit-of-whimsy.html

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